Czech Constitutional Court’s verdict orders the Czech police to reopen investigation into the infamous ‘tree workers’ case

19 January 2016
Last week, the highest court in the Czech Republic told the police they were wrong to stop investigating the infamous “tree workers” case. The court found that the police acted unlawfully when they dropped the case claiming it wasn’t trafficking.
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Winner of the festival award „For the best direction“
at the Film Festival on Human Rights „One World Kyrgyzstan 2013“

Bishkek, September 25, 2013
The UN Human Rights Council awarded the prize „For the best direction“ , international competition, to the director of the documentary THE TREE WORKERS CASE.


Participation at the International Film Festival „One World Kyrgyzstan“

Bishkek, September 18-25, 2013
THE TREE WORKERS CASE is invited to the VII International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights „Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan 2013″ (One World Kyrgyzstan). The film is scheduled to be screened at the Festival in the capital Bishkek on Sunday, 22 September 2013, at 4:00 pm, followed by discussion with the filmmaker. The festival in Kyrgyzstan is a sister festival of the „One World Prague“ – Film Festival.
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Screening at the International Border Review in Warsaw

Warsaw, May 10-11, 2013
Border Review 2013 – the international film review on migration and borders invited the documentary THE TREE WORKERS CASE to be screened on May 11, 2013, 1 pm, at Kino Kultura in Warsaw. BORDEReview is a film review event organized by Frontex in association with its project partners: European Commission in Poland, European Parliament Information Office in Poland, Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, Radio Kampus, Polish Border Guard. Planned to coincide with the Europe Day celebrations in Warsaw, the aim of the event is to showcase, through film, the complexities of border management and migration in Europe.

WorldMediaFestival 2013:

THE TREE WORKERS CASE wins the intermedia-globe SILVER

2013 Logo WinnerGlobes Silver - Web

Hamburg, May 15, 2013
The WorldMediaFestival 2013 – global competition for modern media selected the documentary for the intermedia-globe SILVER. The award ceremony takes place on May 15, 2013 in Hamburg. The WorldMediaFestival is a global competition dedicated to recognizing excellence in branded content from the areas of information, education and entertainment.

Invitation to the Vietnamese International Film Festival, California



Irvine, CA, April 4-7 and April 11-14, 2013
The  Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) selected THE TREE WORKERS CASE for the SPOTLIGHT Award. The film is scheduled to screen at the Festival on Sunday 4/14/13 4:00 PM.
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Screening at the European-wide Action Week Against Racism

Prague, Czech Republic, 21 March 2013, 7 pm
The film screening is organised by the Consortium of Migrants´ Assisting NGOs in the Czech Republic. It´s part of the European-wide Action Week Against Racism. Place: Savec, ul. 28. října 1001/3, Prague.

DVD for educational institutions

The documentary is now available on DVD at the M, A, H, Medienshop HÖPFNER. This DVD (in German language) is licenced for non commercial, public screening and rental for universities, schools, libraries and so on.
For the English version licence please contact us.

ORF III – 12 November 2012 at 21.55

THE TREE WORKERS CASE will be shown on the Austrian TV channel ORF III on Monday, 12th of November, at 21.55, in German.
For more information see ORF III program.

OUR CHOICE – Award from Phương Đông Journal

„Phương Đông“ (The Orient) is the monthly journal for the Vietnamese community in EU, released in Warsaw, Berlin, London and other big cities in EU. In November 2012, after a screening in Warsaw, the journal selected the documentary THE TREE WORKERS CASE for the OUR CHOICE – Award.

Invitation to the International Film Festival on Human Trafficking

Warsaw, 16 – 18 October 2012
On 18th October 2012, the EU Anti-Trafficking Day will be celebrated for the sixth time. On that occasion, on 16th, 17th and 18th October 2012, the first international festival devoted to this topic will be held in Warsaw. Movies will be shown throughout the whole three days.
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Training session for MEN

Vienna, 29 – 30 September 2012
THE TREE WORKERS CASE will be shown at the educational workshop for the staff of MEN, an Austrian advisory centre for men. In the future they will work more on the issue of human trafficking and support concerned workers, in cooperation with LEFÖ, the Austrian counseling organization for female migrants.

Premiere in Prague

Prague, 21 September 2012
The Premiere of the documentary THE TREE WORKERS CASE took place in the American Center of the US Embassy in Prague, with post-screening discussion, organized by INTER/AKTION in cooperation with La Strada Czech Republic.